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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 20 2328905
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Very interesting to see how the jewellery is made

Was a very nice place to visit and was amazing how each individual beads are made

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2012

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Was a very nice place to visit and was amazing how each individual beads are made

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great historical story about how widows helped themselves with this business. Great factory tour. Friendly people. Great jewelry and I bought gifts for people.

Thank peajay5
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This factory provides an opportunity for women with no husband/partner to support their family. In addition, the jewelry is lovely.

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Costa Mesa, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

So many businesses and people in Nairobi are run soley for profit and to take other people's money; they run without consideration for the community or without high standards of business.This organization makes a quality product (the jewelry is beautiful!) while giving medical benefits and pay to the single mothers that live in Nairobi. So many women are single mothers... More 

Thank angybaby
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

As expatriates living in Nairobi we well know the problems facing women. This project does much to help struggling mothers of all tribes and religions. And the bead work is incredible and worth much more than the asking price.

Thank Samuel W
Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I visited on Sunday, my driver didn't want to drive in the traffic so I missed the actual factory and witnessing the bead making.

Thank Gail M
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We enjoyed visiting here, good tour, fun to see how the beads and pottery are made. Great project that is really helping people - and cool to see that their works are imported all over the world, and in fact to some stores I have shopped in in the US! Beads were particularly beautiful, and had great affordable earrings, necklaces,... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

It is very easy to visit the bead factory when going to other sites in the area and many will find it well worthwhile. However, there do not seem to be any tours on the weekends so we were disappointed. The products are primarily modern style jewelry as opposed to the variety of traditional beading products seen in other gift... More 

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

No, this isn't one of those places on the preselected gift shop route for tourists. It is an actual working factory for women to help provide financial support. The quality of beads that the women create is fantastic. You'll see the jewelry in many shops if you're on safari. I say go, visit, watch the process and then buy something.... More 

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Hertfordshire UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We liked the beads but we visited on a Sunday and there was no tour of the factory-which we were hoping to see.

Thank grunger

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